May 29, 2010
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>POSTER FROM ATHENS CALL FOR A GATHERING DEMO SOLIDARITY

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POSTER FROM ATHENS CALL FOR A GATHERING DEMO SOLIDARITY
THE POSTER SAY: NONE HOSTAGE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE FREEDOM NOW! TO MICHAL PAWLAK ,DEMO GATHERING IN AREA ELEFTHERIAS KORIDALLOS SATURDAY 29/5/ 18:OO

Polish anarchist imprisoned in Athens (Greece) Polish anarchist, Michal Pawlak, was arrested in Greece on 6th of December 2009 and is awaiting trial for making explosives in the infamous Koridallos prison in Athens.
Despite the lack of evidence, Michal was detained for 6 months, and as the information about his imprisonment hasn’t reach the Greek comrades he hasn’t received much support from outside the walls until now. Only recently he manage to inform his Polish frieds about the detention and the campaign of support is under way. According to the Greek law, the court will consider his release only after half a year of detention, in June this year. Besides that Michal remains in a high spirit, asking the comrades outside to send him anarchist literature and press in Polish or English to help him in keeping hope for the coming release.
His prison address: Michal Pawlak Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos T.K.18110 Athens Greece

May 29, 2010
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Update on Alexis murderers case. 30/6/10

he murderers of Alexis Grigoropoulos are to be released

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The two members of special police forces, Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vasilis Saraliotis, who murdered 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th, 2008, are to be released from prison on bail within the next few days. This, because the maximum pre-trial detention (18 in months in Greece) expires on June 6th. It is speculated that their bail condition will be not to leave the small Greek town of Amfissa, where their trial is ongoing.

In other cases in the past, court cases have been hurried in and trial procedures have been speeded up in order to prevent defendants from being released after the 18 months. But this is not “just” any case…

It seems the 17 year old friend of Alexis Grigoropoulos,who was next to him when he was murdered by the cop epaminontas korkoneas,has dissapeared from the face of the earth.
In the meantime,the claims of the cop about suspicious behaviour on Zoodohou Pigis street the night of the murder,were denyd by the guard that was on shift at Har.Trikoupi street and Navarinou,Athanasios Dellis.
While the court has ordered the police to bring the 17yearold in whatever it takes,so he can testify in court,he has dissapeared from his school and his house.
The court received a letter from the police station of Psihiko,that said that the youth has not been back to school since february when the trial began in Amfissa.
After the court order to bring him in, he dissapeared from his house aswell.

May 28, 2010
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>Attack with Molotov cocktail at the militarybase airfield at Kastelli, Crete Greece

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28/5

Continued attacks on strangers in the airport of Kastelli in Heraklion, Crete, yesterday evening.
Unknown 1:05 in the morning today threw two Molotov cocktails at the northeastern gate of the airport.
The reaction was immediate, since the unit became alarmed and increased safety measures at the airport.

Twenty minutes later, unknown persons cut the wire fence of the plant, the opposite side from where it dropped the first Molotov cocktail, went

inside and set a fire in the grass.
Once moved to their side of the airport’s security forces as perpetrators fled.
Note that the last two months there is strong conflictfrom the local pepole on the “Kallikrates operasion”
The unit was blocked for about 20 days from residents who reacted to the project Kallikrates’ and the prosecutor had to intervene to remove.

May 28, 2010
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>#304 | Fascists shoot and throw molotovs at migrants’ houses in two Greek cities

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FROM THE GREEK STREETS 28/5

Two incendiary racist attacks took place within 48 hours in Greece:

  • In Chania, Crete a group of fascists on motorbikes threw molotovs to a house where migrants reside, before disappearing. The fire caused was put off by the tenants, assisted by their neighbours.
  • On Thursday, at dawn, another group of people threw molotovs in a house in the town of Loutraki in the prefecture of Korinthia – at that time, a family of migrants with their children were sleeping inside. Immediately afterward the group shot twice toward one of the houses’ balcony doors.

According to the police both attacks were caused by “far-right” groups.

May 28, 2010
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>#306 | The Federation of Hospital Doctors on Seisidis from the greek streets blog.

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31/5

Resolution by the Federation of Hospital Doctors in Greece (OENGE)

on the conditions under which Simos Seisidis is hospitalized

The Federation of Hospital Doctors in Greece (OENGE) denounces the unrestrained violation of ethics –both medical and judicial – that is taking place during Simos Seisides’ hospitalization in a special ward at KAT hospital [in Athens]. It is unacceptable to provide medical treatment to the detainee under the constant supervision of police guards and, thus, to force doctors and nurses to violate openly the code of medical ethics. Moreover, the complaints that have been made are appalling and bring shame on our civilization – complaints which state that police guards take photographs of the detainee while his bullet wound is treated and his excrements are cleaned up, while they forbid he be treated by a hospital-appointed private nurse.

The Federation of Hospital Doctors in Greece (OENGE) calls the Ministers of Health, Justice and “Citizen Protection” to guarantee the self-evident rights of Seisidis, which should be respected regardless of the alleged charges against him – this should apply to all detainees whether they are hospitalized or not. We remind all interested parties that the Code of Medical Ethics – which is ratified by Greek law –, the Hippocratic Oath and the honor and dignity of both doctor and patient prevail against administrative or police orders. We invite attendant doctors to demand police forces respect the code of medical ethics fully and not to cooperate in its violation under any circumstances; in contrary, to immediately report relative incidents.

Athens, 28 May 2010

May 28, 2010
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>Bomb Left for Novartis in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Simulposted with Liberacion Total

May 19, 2010. This morning a bomb was found in the street near the intersection of General San Martín and Colonia Americana Guadalajara.

State police explosives experts said the homemade bomb consisted of five metal tubes containing powder with a wick, on which lay a half-consumed cigarette.

This is the second time that an explosive was left in the same area. On September 22, 2009 at the entrance of the building, five cans of butane gas, tied with plastic tape, exploded.

On a wall near the building were messages to Novartis, whose offices are in that building:

The Animal Liberation Front Guadalajara Mexico: I placed an explosive device made of dynamite and butane near the building occupied by Novartis, a company that works with Huntington Life Sciences. This laboratory is responsible for torturing and enslaving animals to make products sold as cosmetics and medicines, or to test food ingredients not yet approved. We want to say from Mexico to Novartis and HLS: Vivisection is scientific fraud and we will not rest until they end their cruel speciesist industry. Household products such as cosmetics are unnecessary for our existence, but they continue to justify it is for the sake of a single species. Will they realize that this is not a game when one of their directors or employees appears unconscious in the streets from an attack by some activists? Or they will realize when a long list of family is psychologically and physically intimidated? You decide whether to leave animals or suffer the consequences.

May 26, 2010
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>Another murder committed by neo-Nazis in Moscow/

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On the 24th of May a group of young people were celebrating their friend’s birthday on the Moscow river embankment in the north-western part of the city. With the party coming to an end, the company started to dissolve while the rest, around 15 people and mostly girls remained to collect the rubbish. At this juncture they were attacked by a group of neo-Nazis (about 40 people) coming from the bridge, shooting their non-lethal guns and screaming «It’s them, get them!” According to the witness neo-Nazis sought to beat each and everyone. One of the girls got her back injured hit by a cobble. When the guys returned to the place most of them managed to get away from, they found their friend Dmitry Kashitsyn lying in blood. He got severely wounded. Dmitry died on the spot even before the police and the ambulance arrived. He was 27.

Having spoken with the witnesses of the tragedy we can try and represent the incident. Young people were peacefully celebrating their friend’s birthday. Many of them were musicians or just heavy/ hardcore/punk music fans with typical for this subculture looks. It is very likely that it came to be this feature and, especially, the guys’ tattoos that caught attention of the neo-Nazis who decided to attack them because they thought them to be anti-fascist activists. The assault was well-planned and deliberate, which is evidenced by the following facts. The first point is that it happened at the end of the celebration, which means that some of the Nazis might have noticed a group of young people, spread the word about that and started preparing an attack. The second is that at the very moment of the attack the Nazis were shouting Nazi slogans and were having non-lethal guns and knives on them. The third point is that they were all wearing masks.

Dmitry’s friends told us that all of the young people present at the birthday party had no relation to the anti-fascist movement and took no interest in politics. Dmitry Kashitsyn had no relation to antifascists either, he just loved heavy music and rarely visited his favorite bands’ concerts. None of the victims had self-defense weapon and they got baffled by such an impudent attack.

As a result neo-Nazis attacked young people who were peacefully resting, beat them up and killed a young Russian guy just because they suspected him of having the opposite views.

Once again this tragedy shows us that the threat of getting beaten up or killed by neo-Nazis is real and concerns each of us, regardless of age, sex and nationality.

Antifascists from Moscow express their condolences to Dmitry’s family. We will do anything to ensure that those who did it will not get away unpunished. This tragedy has proven that there is an urgent need to confront the neo-Nazis and all those who sympathize with them. It is everyone’s duty to do their best to ensure that such tragic event never happens again.

Dmitry’s friends started a fundraising campaign to support his family.

May 26, 2010
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>Murder and riots in Warsaw

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A 36-year-old Nigerian man was shot to death by a cop known to have violent, racist inclinations.

On Sunday May 23, police raided some Nigerian traders at the Stadium bazaar in the Praga district of Warsaw. One guy was apparently handcuffed and push to the ground. His 36-year-old colleague from Nigeria, Max, tried to intervene and get the police to stop brutalizing the other. Max was shot in the stomach and killed.

There immediately started to be problems with police, who tried then to chase and round up the rest of the panicked African traders, mostly from Nigeria. When more police arrived, some riot started. People were throwing stones and bricks at the police and 4 police vans were destroyed. 32 people were arrested. The police want to charge 25 of them for assault.

The police immediately sent their spokesperson to invent a good story for the media: that police were “surrounded and attacked” by a gang of agressive Africans, so they had to shoot Max. The official media version was racist and uncritical of the police.

We later heard from eye witnesses and are still getting more testimonies and evidence.

ZSP released a statement and called for an emergency action the next day. During the day, the TV interviewed Max’s wife, Monika, and Akai from ZSP, finally letting another version of events into the media.

Max had been in Poland legally for many years. He was married to Monika, a Polish woman, with whom he has three children, aged 10, 4 and 2. He was selling goods at the stadium as a second job to supplement his poor income and help support his family.

In the evening, people gathered at the site of the murder. Some speeches were made and then there was a spontaneous demonstration to the police station were people are being held. The protestors took over the main street in Praga and marched to the station. There, a group of Max’s friends came and told people about what happened.

25 of the 32 arrested will be charged with assaulting a police office, which faces up to 10 years in prison.

May 26, 2010
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>ATHENS 26/5/10

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ATHENS 26/5/10
The Greek judiciary will set free Epaminondas Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexis Several Greek blogs and websites began reporting a few hours ago that Epaminondas Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexis is to be released soon. Also, it seems the 17 year old friend of Alexis Grigoropoulos,who was next to him when he was murdered, has dissapeared from the face of the earth a couple time ago. RG Spread the word COPS PIGS MYRDERES! MPATSOI GOUROUNIA DOLOFONOI! WE DONT FORGET! WE DONT FORGIVE!

May 26, 2010
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>Marysville Vehicle Vandalism Instances Grow To 75

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May 27th, 2010

May 26
MARYSVILLE, Ohio –

More vehicle vandalism is reported in Marysville, bringing the total number of vehicles involved to 75 so far this month.

More than 20 tire-slashing incidents were reported Wednesday morning, including the vandalism of approximately six Union County Sheriff’s Office marked patrol vehicles.

The patrol vehicles were parked in an unsecured county parking lot on W. 7th Street, adjacent to county office buildings.

The latest incidents bring the total number of vandalized vehicles to 75 since May 6.

May 25, 2010
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On 23 September 2009 an apartment in the neighborhood of Halandri is raided by the police, and almost directly afterwards Haris Hatzimikelakis, Panayiotis Massouras, Manos G. and Myrto P. are arrested on the charge of being members of the organization “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”. The apartment is named by the security police “terrorist haunt”, thus incriminating anyone that had been inside. The first three of the aforementioned are held in pretrial detention, while a series of other arrests and warrants are issued based on ridiculous and baseless charges. This story about the apartment in Halandri is like a test-tube; what is attempted is to incriminate bonds of friendship/ comradeship, to hold radical persons hostages and to act as a constant threat for potential arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations.

Freedom to the imprisoned in relation to the case of Halandri

Immediate drop of charges

Patission 61 & Skaramaga squat

May 25, 2010
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>At 1:48 Hrs, May 25th argentina…

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At 1:48 Hrs, May 25th argentina...
a homemade device exploded three ATMs disabling and damaging the facade of City Bank. At 200 meters from the site were made for the bicentennial celebrations of the Argentine State in the reopening of the Teatro Colon, the explosion caused no injuries. Release: Once again the proletarian revenge shakes the foundations of the State / Capital. Once again the revolutionaries say enough hearts and generate beautiful flashes that cut with the tranquility and comfort of the executioners. Our attack is a sign of hatred to those who have made thousands of prisoners on hunger strike, to those who use our bodies as well as other animals and the earth itself as a commodity to increase the size of their pockets. To those around the world killing thousands of millions and particularly all that nasty nationalists proudly celebrating 200 years of hypocrisy, hunger and misery capitalism. Our attack is also to remember all our fallen brothers and kidnapped in the context of the war to reclaim our lives, our dignity and our freedom. VIVA LA LUCHA subversive and revolutionary Revolutionary Cells Mauricio Morales Brigade

May 25, 2010
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>Tuesday 25 / 5 was a solidarity demo in Simos Seisidis hospital KAT. athens.

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A solidarity demo was in the hospital KAT abaout 150 comrades of Simos Seisidis. .The solidarity found in the top we entered the courtyard at the area,

opened banners and shouted SLOGANS! Then moved to the entrance, which also shouted slogans and shared Bulletins to the publig. in some turmoil in

nursing staff and patients, visitors, many of whom had come to the courtyard and the windows and watching, strong cops forces presence that foloow us to

the train station When weare leave, but not done anything special . comrades who were at the hospital will be happy to learn that a telephone contact with

his late, we found that in contrast to the original point, when we went to the entrance Simos listened!

SIMOS IS NOT ALONE! SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!

May 24, 2010
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>Jamaica: Gunfire, fire bombs in barricaded slum

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Masked men torched a police station and traded gunfire with security forces in a patchwork of barricaded slums in Jamaica’s capital Sunday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.

Sporadic gunshots rang out in gritty West Kingston where defiant supporters of Christopher “Dudus” Coke, a Jamaican “don” sought by the U.S. on drug and arms trafficking charges, turned his Tivoli Gardens neighborhood and other areas into a virtual fortress with trashed cars and barbed wire.

In barricaded Hannah Town, close to Tivoli Gardens, black smoke spiraled into the sky from a police station set aflame by molotov cocktails.

Officers fled the burning station in impoverished West Kingston, where a 2001 standoff between gunmen and security forces killed 25 civilians as well as a soldier and a constable

The Jamaica Constabulary Force reported one wounded Sunday: a police officer hit in the hand by gunfire.

Police said the attacks by gangsters roaming the streets with high-powered guns and improvised weapons were unprovoked. It called for all “decent and law-abiding citizens” in the troubled areas to immediately evacuate their homes and said security forces would ferry them out safely.

May 24, 2010
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>Switzerland: Short film on Zurich's Autonomous School

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On 19 April, a barrack on a plot belonging to the freight depot of Zurich’s railway station was squatted and revived. The barrack has been empty for more than a year. The Canton of Zurich plans to build a new police and justice center for 570 million Swiss francs (US$ 500 million) on the plot.

As a result of a police raid and the destruction of the Zurich Autonomous School on the city’s outskirts in January 2010, the grassroots association “Education for all” was forced to relocate again. After several stops the association has now restarted to operate in the squatted barrack at the freight depot.

“Eduaction for all” is part of Zurich’s Right-to-Stay Collective. For more than a year it’s been offering German courses for hundreds of illegalized refugees and migrants as well as asylum seekers whose applications are being processed. The association advocates the right to education, migration and asylum.

A 10-minute video provides an insight into the Autonomous School, while students and teachers depict their points of view.

The video can be watched/downloaded here:
http://a-films.blogspot.com/2010/05/10may20en.html

The autonomous media collective ‘a-films’ has been documenting migrants’ struggles in Switzerland for one and a half years. It has published various reports and produced several short films, all of which are available on the group’s website:
http://a-films.blogspot.com/2009/03/150309en.html

a-films.blogspot.com

May 23, 2010
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>Dylan Thomas – Being but men, we walked into the trees.

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Being but men, we walked into the trees.

Being but men, we walked into the trees.
Afraid, letting our syllables be soft
For fear of waking the rooks,
For fear of coming
Noiselessly into a world of wings and cries.

If we were children we might climb,
Catch the rooks sleeping, and break no twig,
And, after the soft ascent,
Thrust out our heads above the branches
To wonder at the unfailing stars.

Out of confusion, as the way is,
And the wonder, that man knows,
Out of the chaos would come bliss.

That, then, is loveliness, we said,
Children in wonder watching the stars,
Is the aim and the end.

Being but men, we walked into the trees.

May 23, 2010
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>Anthony Wall's house attacked leeds u.k

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A small number of us have gone on a nice Friday night to Anthony Wall’s house in Chappel Allerton, Leeds and shown to him and his BNP scums that their politics are not acceptable by anyone! Wall was a candidate for Gipton and Harehills ward for BNP and has revealed his views a few weeks ago attacking to his black neighbor. We have sprayed his house with “BNP SCUM”, glued his door and disturbed his cosy night showing to everyone in the area where the coward lives. We are confident that the multiracial community in the area will send him another message soon making it clear that he is unwanted in the area.

We will keep track of his moves and act again in the very near future. Next time it might be worst.

Antifascists

May 23, 2010
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>G20 Defence Needed london u.k. 23/5

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Were you or someone you know at last years G20 protests?? Do you have any footage or can you give a witness account of the brutality I experienced on Threadneedle St between 11am-1pm?? If you can please get in touch.

Bloodied
Bloodied

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO YOUR FRIENDS AND GROUPS…

During the protest I was kettled on Threadneedle St and assaulted by police using “distraction” violence techniques which included kicking me on the ground, beating me on the head with batons and punching my teeth out. I remained peaceful throughout and due to my verbal defence against police violence I now face a charge of Violent Disorder which carries a max term of 5yrs

There were many citizen journalists covering the event, some of which were also assaulted. I especially appeal to these individuals to come forward and give testimony along with legal observers..

Harvie

May 23, 2010
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>ichigan State Police shoot man on Detroit’s east side

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May 22nd, 2010

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A Michigan State Police officer shot and wounded a man after a police chase on the city’s east side Friday night, Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said.

More than 30 officers, including members of Detroit’s gang squad, and at least a dozen police vehicles converged on the scene of the shooting, where a white Ford Escape crashed into a large tree head-on in front of the house at 4404 St. Clair near East Canfield.

A state police cruiser’s right front fender appeared to have collided with the left rear of the SUV. The area was roped off by police tape as dozens of neighborhood onlookers watched the activity. The street was littered with medical debris from the emergency treatment.

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A trooper was pursuing what Evans described as a reckless driver around 10:30 p.m.; the suspect’s SUV hit a tree in the residential neighborhood. Three males emerged from the vehicle, Evans said. One was shot by State Police and another later was arrested. The third person escaped on foot.

No details about the names and ages of the SUV occupants were available.

The wounded suspect was transported to an unspecified hospital after treatment by EMTs; Evans said the injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

Community leaders including Malik Shabazz and Horace Sheffield III, who will officiate today at the funeral of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones, hurried to St. Clair Street when they heard of the incident. Sheffield said he feared unrest in such close proximity to the location of the child’s death — six blocks from the home where Aiyana was killed by a police bullet during a raid.

Bystanders said the police chase lasted a long time up and down residential streets, at high speeds. Some said State Police arrested a neighborhood leader who chastised troopers for laughing and joking while the wounded man still was on the scene receiving first aid. Police did not confirm that arrest.

The shooting incident will be investigated by the Michigan State Police and the DPD homicide squad’s special assignments section, which handles all shootings by police.